Product: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5
Like Aileen from Shades of U, I find this to also be my holy grail of primers. I have tried many face primers before, from Smashbox Photo Finish, Pure Luxe Eraser, Laura Geller Spackle, Laura Mercier, the list goes on and on...I really like Pure Luxe Eraser as well, but the Camellia Rose Primer is wonderful! Nothing remotely compares to it that I have tried so far.
The one thing I refuse to pay A LOT for, is a primer. It's not necessary to shell out $35+ for something you can't see, and goes under your makeup. Most of the time, it causes me to have a pimple or two because of all the ingredients in it.
I know some people are sensitive to any type of silicone or certain oils, and as much as I have sensitive skin, my face actually loves and tolerates this stuff! I have always wanted to try Jen's Primer (owner of Camellia-Rose.com), she had a baby and closed up shop for awhile, but she recently re-opened business, and I was one of the many people first in line to nab this awesome primer!
What I LOVE about it: First of all, I absolutely love the smell! I can't quite describe it, but it reminds me of a teabag and it's just heaven on my face. Mine came in a jar, but from what I hear, it now comes in a pump. I know some prefer the pump to the jar simply for sanitary reasons, but I can go either way, doesn't really matter to me because it's awesome! The best part? I have used it for over 2 weeks now, and have NOT received any kind of a bad reaction, not a pimple, not a rash, no redness, nada. I can only speak for myself, but for you ladies who have super sensitive skin, she has a new formula/new version, V 2.0, in which squalane and red raspberry is replaced with Camellia Oil (really good for your skin) and Rice Bran Oil!
Jen is also wonderful, great customer service, and I love how she is able to manage and really remain one on one with all her customers! Juggling her own business and kids is hard work, yet this woman is incredible!
The ingredients in the ORIGINAL formula is: Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Squalane, Watermelon Seed Oil, Red Raspberry Oil
What I HATE about it: Absolutely NOTHING! I need to stock up on this stuff!
Overall: Let's just say I am putting in another order NOW.....:)
***EDIT*** in response to comments, YES you can use this primer for ALL kinds of foundation (I used it under my Maybelline Liquid Foundation, Mineral Foundation, etc.), the consistency is a gel, and it seriously is my favorite at the moment!
Monday, January 21, 2008
Product: 5 out of 5